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According to legend, Chang’e came down to Earth to accompany her husband Houyi, the divine warrior who assisted the human world by shooting down 9 out of 10 suns. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Goddess Chang’e of the Moon

Chang’e is a goddess whose beauty is unsurpassed. According to legend, she came down to Earth to accompany her husband Houyi, the divine warrior who assisted the human world by shooting down 9 out of 10 suns. Before their departure…

Ancient Chinese tea sets generally refer to the tools used to pick, produce, store, make, and drink tea. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Tea Sets

Ancient Chinese tea sets generally refer to the tools used to pick, produce, store, make, and drink tea. The four basic elements for making a good cup of tea are quite important in ensuring both the quality and the taste…

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Goddess Chang’e of the Moon

Chang’e is a goddess whose beauty is unsurpassed. According to legend, she came down to Earth to accompany her husband Houyi, the divine warrior who assisted the human world by…

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High-Achieving Student Becomes Homeless

In 2006 in Jianning County of Fujian Province, a high school student named Xiaoye (a pseudonym) was admitted to Zhejiang University, one of China’s most prestigious and selective schools of…

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Tea Sets

Ancient Chinese tea sets generally refer to the tools used to pick, produce, store, make, and drink tea. The four basic elements for making a good cup of tea are…

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Happy Year of the Dog!

The Chinese years are all marked by animals. February 16 is the start of another Chinese New Year — the Year of the Dog. It is a cycle of 12 years…

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Origin and Brief History of the Moon Cake

The Mid-Autumn Festival usually falls in September or early October. In China, moon cakes have blanketed markets. Were it not for the Mid-Autumn Festival and its traditions, moon cakes may…

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Chinese New Year Rituals

Like many traditional Chinese festivities, Chinese New Year is rich in customs and rituals. Among the different Chinese dialect groups, there are many similar and different rituals for Chinese New…

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China’s Virtuous General

The Chinese classic The Art of War thus defines a great general: “… the skillful fighter puts himself into a position that makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for…

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China’s Big Four

China has a long history and profound culture. From the four classic novels to the four talented women, some netizens came up with more of China’s Big Four after going…

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6 Joys According to Confucius

Confucius taught the world that there were six simple joys for happiness in life, which still hold true in today’s society.